Are we there yet? The key to hassle-minimised travel with kids is good planning. Don’t underestimate distances if planning a road trip. The wide yonder may be just the tonic for stressed-out parents, but it is probably not numero uno on the kids’ menu. The big cities and the populated east coast, however, abound with attractions and distractions designed for bright young minds and bodies of limitless energy. There’s no shortage of active, interesting or amusing things for children to focus on. Plenty of museums, zoos, aquariums, interactive technology centres and pioneer villages have historical, natural or science-based exhibits to get kids thinking. And of course outdoor destinations are always a winner. Here are some hot tips for keeping kids occupied.